I think I was a mermaid in a previous life.
My love for beaches, lakes, oceans, well any body of water really is undying. I have a magnetic pull to water. There is something about sitting in the sand, listening to the water lap up on the shore that is therapeutic. Ahhh I’m getting all misty eyed just thinking about it. Pure love.
I don’t go on holidays for the beaches but I have been lucky enough to stumble upon some of the most beautiful beaches in the world during my wandering. Today I have rounded up some of my favourite beaches for you to add to your travel bucket list.
Eagle Bay Beach – Dunsborough, Western Australia
Australia undoubtedly is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We stumbled upon Eagle Bay after a leisurely day of wine tasting (it was a rough day) and this place was absolute paradise. It was practically our own private beach as we were the only ones there. The white sand seemed to stretch forever, the water was crystal blue and some whales even came out to play while we sat, toes in the sand.
Coki Beach – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
If you haven’t taken a Caribbean cruise do yourself a favour and hop aboard. The waters of the Caribbean are unlike any other body of water I’ve seen before. We were actually on our way to the ferry in St. Thomas but our cab driver was a terrifying driver so when he stopped at Coki beach we bailed and good thing we did. Coki was incredible. Grab some cheap beers and snag a lounge chair. Marvel at the beautiful view. Play with the cats that hang around the beach. Grab your snorkel gear and check out the underwater life.
Papailoa Beach – Hawaii, USA
We visited Oahu as part 1 of our Hawaiian adventure last year. We visited the normal tourist spots and found ourselves with a spare day. What is one to do? Did you know that the majority of the TV show Lost was filmed on this island (cue nerd panic attack). We planned our own Lost tour of the island!!!!!!!! Post on our entire Lost tour to come. However the survivors beach was so majestically beautiful. We arrived just before sunset and had two giant sea turtles as company. I could cry just thinking about it. The most romantic beach scene, and again we had the entire stretch to ourselves!
Bakers Beach – San Fransico, USA
Beautiful beach with the Golden Gate bridge as the backdrop? Doesn’t get much better. We wound up here on a friends advice. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of San Fran and it’s a nice getaway from the city. Be warned, Bakers Beach is clothing optional so depending on your comfort level be advised.
And my #1 favourite beach of a lllllll time, obviously
Cawaja Beach – Ontario, Canada
Cawaja shares its shores with Wasaga beach which is famous for being the longest fresh water beach in North America. This beach is actual perfection. We call Cawaja sandy beach as there are hardly any rocks in the water. Anyone who has been swimming in a lake knows this is the worst part about lakes, you basically break your legs trying to get into the water. No such problem here. From sun bathing in the sand, to water sports in the warm, clear waters, the things to do are endless. Balm beach is just around the bend so if you need food or more entertainment do visit Nicks. We prefer to pack our own snacks for a day at the beach, you can’t go wrong with salt and vinegar chips! Also I think it’s a scientific fact that beer tastes better on the beach… Just watch your open containers as on busy weekends (mostly long) they do have beach patrol on the lookout for this. Also it’s a proven fact that the sunsets here are some of the worlds best 🙂